Can you make dinner for five dollars?

It is possible to make dinner for five dollars.  And here’s how…

This week, I went to Acme.  They’re having a dollar produce sale.  I know you can’t really stock up on fresh vegetables, but you can make dinner for under five dollars easily.

I grabbed some cherry tomatoes, a bag of baby spinach, a red pepper, six cloves of garlic, and a bag of onions.  That was just under five dollars.  I also got some pasta for 88 cents.  When you figure it out, it comes to about $4.78.  

First, boil your salted water.  Here’s the rest:

Olive oil

Red pepper flakes

Three cloves of garlic, sliced

Half onion, chopped

Red pepper, sliced

Bag of spinach, rinsed

Heat the olive oil in a skillet with the red pepper flakes.  Add the onion and garlic, cook until everything is soft.  Add the red pepper slices, add a little more oil.  At the last minute, throw the spinach in and toss until it’s wilted.  Salt and pepper to taste.

You’ll have dinner ready in a few minutes and it costs less than $5.00.


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